Utila is a popular diving destination in Central America and for good reason. It’s affordable, beautiful and is home to stunning marine life. Here are 5 reasons you should absolutely visit the island if you love the ocean.
It’s Extremely Budget Friendly
Utila is surprisingly affordable. You can purchase decent accommodation at reasonable prices and your average meal will cost around $4. Everywhere on the island is within walking distance so you will also save money on travel.
You Can Swim With Whale Sharks
Utila is famous for its marine life. It’s one of the few spots in Central America where you can swim with whale sharks all year-round. You can also catch nurse sharks, lionfish, and manta rays if you are lucky.
It’s a Great Spot to Learn to Dive
Utila is one of the cheapest places in the world to learn how to dive. The island borders Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, which is the second-largest barrier reef in the world.
The Beaches Are Beautiful
Although diving is the main incentive to visit Utila, it is also a beautiful travel destination for the snorkelers among us. The beaches are stunning and you don’t need to scuba-dive to see the colorful fish in the surrounding waters.
It’s Incredibly Chilled
Utila is the kind of island where you meet people who planned to stay for a few days, only to stay for a few months. The culture is unique and diverse and people are happy to kick back in a hammock and share a beer over good conversation.